Charging Surfaces

The Corian® Charging Surface is the perfect way to power up your smart devices without wires or cords. On the outside, you’ll see one of the stylish, durable, easy-to-clean Corian® or Corian® Quartz surfaces. But underneath the surface, hidden from view, is a transmitter that transfers energy wirelessly to a receiver that’s within or attached to your smartphone, tablet or other smart device. Energy is transferred safely from below the Corian® or Corian® Quartz surface to a smart device, and charging stops when your battery is full. It’s the ideal solution for airports, office spaces, hospitals and other public environments, or even your own modern smart home!

WHAT IS WIRELESS CHARGING? 

Wireless power transfers energy from a transmitter beneath the charging spot(s), to a receiving device (or receiver attached to a device). Magnetic induction safely and effectively transfers power from the charger to a smart device. The power transfer conveniently occurs without using conductors (i.e. “no wires”).

 

Corian® Charging Surface Sell Sheet

Corian® Wireless Charging Spec Sheet

Corian® Installation Guide

Corian® Quartz Installation Guide

HERE’S HOW TO WIRELESSLY CHARGE SMART DEVICES:

• Select a Corian® surface color from the 100+ hues and patterns available.

• A Corian® fabricator* will install the device(s) along with the Corian® installation.

• When the project is finished, you are ready to charge!

• Connect a wireless charging ring or an enabled charging case, to a smart device**. Simply place the device on the charging spot and power up begins automatically. Charging stops when the battery is full.

• It’s that simple!

 

*An authorized Corian® or Corian® Quartz fabricator/installer has the needed expertise to install the Individual Wireless Charging unit underneath the surface. This requires the fabricator/installer to mill out an area on the underside of the surface to enable the induction process to occur.

**If a device is already Qi or PMA enabled, you will not require a wireless charging ring or charging case to power up.

For Architects & Designers

Corian® Charging Surface offers architects and designers a new way to solve design challenges and create unique environments. With integrated technology, forms remain seamless yet still offer the technological functionality needed in spaces such as hospitals, hotels, airports, and educational facilities.

For Homes

Corian® Charging Surface for homes allows for a seamless integration of wireless charging technology into customers’ most important spaces. Homeowners can have the design flexibility, beauty and durability of the many colors of Corian® along with the cutting edge technology of wireless charging. The convenience of eliminating cords adds convenience and simplicity to a busy lifestyle.

For Businesses

Enabling customers to charge devices in a place of business allows customers to stay longer, buy more, and experience a more enjoyable and comfortable environment. Plus, it means they will come back more often with this added convenience.

The Offering

Corian® Charging Surface is available in Individual and Powermat® units.

The Individual Unit

A single charging unit that, once installed, is a plug and play system that works instantly for those who are ready to power up. With the ability to install one or a series of units for multiple users, the Individual unit creates a seamless solution for many applications.

• Corian® product warranty applies as always.

• One year product-only replacement warranty on the charging unit.

• Small size (Approx. 3.23″ x 3.60″).

• Corian® fabricator uses precision tooling to prepare the back of the Corian® for mounting.

• Inductive charger.

• Unit has mid-power capability: Can charge handhelds and small tablets at low power today; in the future it can charge bigger devices when more advanced receivers are available.

• Dual mode – can charge both a Qi and PMA supported device or case.

• Has a micro USB port for future technology upgrades.

The Powermat® Platform

For business settings, cloud-based technology offers the enhancement of full online connectivity for backend management. This option allows venues to offer a useful amenity and harness insightful data through a connected network. A dashboard shows unit utilization and customer length of stay. Remote diagnostic services and customer engagement tactics offer real-time capabilities.

• Targeted to larger businesses, primarily chain or franchise, who are interested enhancing the customer experience with the ability to monitor usage trends and understand more about customer buying and visiting patterns.

• Inductive charger.

• Medium size (Approx. 3.83″ x 7.02″).

• Powermat® charging spots are currently available as a surface mount. Subsurface mount will be available in the near future.

• Customers will be required to download the Powermat® App where the participating business will be listed.

• Unit has mid-power capability: Can charge handhelds and small tablets at low power today; in the future it can charge bigger devices when more advanced receivers are available.

• Can charge a PMA supported device or case or any device that can connect to a Powermat® wireless charging ring.

• Cloud-based monitoring capability and full back-end management provided by Powermat®.

• Installations provided by third party technical organization that will network the units and ensure smooth start-up.

• All spots are connected to a cloud-based monitoring system and require a subscription.

Rings & Adapters

DuPont offers Powermat® wireless charging rings which act as an adapter. The rings come in several different variations depending on the type of device you have: Apple 30-pin, Apple Lighting, and Micro USB.

The Ring is plugged into your device’s charging port and acts as a receiver of the magnetic energy created by the technology embedded in the Corian® solid surface or Corian® Quartz surface.

Some devices are natively enabled with the technology, meaning they do not require an adaptor. Cases and other external adaptors which are Qi or PMA enabled are available at online retailers.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

HOW DOES WIRELESS CHARGING WORK?

Wireless power, also known as inductive coupling, uses narrow magnetic fields that are a natural part of how electrical current moves through wires. It starts by creating a magnetic field around a hidden electrical coil. The receiving device has a hidden coil that can receive the magnetic energy created, thereby transferring power wirelessly.

WHAT DO I NEED TO CHARGE MY DEVICE USING CORIAN® CHARGING SURFACE?

Some devices already include built-in support for wireless charging. If your device does not have this capability, you can enable your device by plugging an external adaptor into its charging port or by using a case specifically designed for wireless charging. Cases and adapters are readily available on online stores such as Amazon.com or other electronic retailers.

DOES DUPONT OFFER AN ADAPTER FOR MY EXISTING DEVICES?

DuPont offers a Wireless Charging Ring which acts as an adapter. It comes in several different variations depending on the type of device you have. The Ring is plugged into your device’s charging port and acts as a receiver of the magnetic energy created by the technology embedded in the Corian® solid surface or Corian® Quartz surface. Contact your sales representative or customer support to purchase more rings.

IS WIRELESS CHARGING FASTER THAN WIRED CHARGING?

Wireless charging receivers will charge your phone at approximately the same rate as standard 5W wired charging.

CAN YOU CHARGE OTHER DEVICES BESIDES SMARTPHONES?

Yes, Corian® Charging Surface uses technology that is scalable and versatile. It can be used to charge a range of devices depending upon the specific makeup of the wireless charging spots. Most wireless charging units are initially configured to support smartphones and other devices, such as small tablets. Larger tablets may charge, but at a much slower rate.

HOW CAN I MAXIMIZE THE EFFICIENCY OF USING WIRELESS CHARGING?

Proper device placement ensures maximum charging efficiency. As a rule, the closer the device’s receiver is to the transmitter, the more efficient the wireless charging will be. For example, you may wish to place your device face down to get the charging ring closer to the surface and the transmitter.

CAN A LAPTOP BE CHARGED?

No. A laptop requires higher energy to charge.

WHAT ACCESSORIES ARE REQUIRED TO USE WIRELESS CHARGING?

Until more smartphones come with built-in wireless charging capability, you will need a Wireless Charging Case, a Wireless Charging Ring or an external adaptor. A package of Wireless Charging Rings will come with the Individual Wireless Charging Unit.

WHICH WIRELESS CHARGING STANDARDS ARE SUPPORTED?

We offer multiple versions of charging solutions within the Corian® Charging Surface product family. Our Corian® Charging Unit – Individual has dual-compatibility, meaning it is compatible with both PMA and Qi standards and work with receivers that are compliant with the PMA 3.0 or WPC Qi 1.1.2 (or later) standards such as phones, adaptors or cases that have built in PMA or Qi receivers. The Powermat® Platform units are PMA Compatible and will work with PMA-compliant devices such as phones, adaptors or cases that have built in PMA receivers.

Corian® branded Version 1.5 Powermat® Technologies PMA-3 Wireless Charging Rings and Version 1.5 Duracell Powermat® PMA-3 rings are compatible with the Corian® Charging Unit – Individual and Powermat® Platform units. These will work with phones or other devices, though some cases may not have enough clearance to plug in the rings. Older Version 1.0 Duracell Powermat® Rings are not compatible with the Corian® Charging Unit – Individual units.

HOW CLOSE DOES MY DEVICE NEED TO BE TO THE CHARGING SPOT TO CHARGE WIRELESSLY?

The device’s receiver must be directly on top of the Wireless Charging Unit. This ensures that the transmitter in the Wireless Charging Unit and the receiver in the device can transmit power.

CAN I USE MY PHONE WHILE ITS CHARGING?

Yes, as long as it stays on the Wireless Charging Unit.

HOW MANY DEVICES CAN BE CHARGED AT ONCE?

One device can be charged per Wireless Charging Unit.

IS CORIAN® CHARGING SURFACE AVAILABLE FOR RESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS?

Both. For all applications, we offer the Individual Wireless Charging Unit. This is a single charging unit that, once installed, is a plug-and-play system that works instantly for those who are ready to power up. With the ability to install one or a series of units for multiple users, the Individual Unit creates a seamless solution for most settings.

For large commercial customers, cloud-based technology offers the enhancement of full online connectivity for backend management from our partner Powermat. This option allows venues to harness insightful data through a connected network. A dashboard shows unit utilization and customer length of stay. Remote diagnostic services and customer engagement options offer real-time capabilities. Installation of the Powermat® platform requires third party support, technological integration, and a monthly network connection service fee. Contact a DuPont representative to learn more about the Powermat solution.

For More Information

Contact your local DuPont™ representative to learn more about Corian® Charging Surface or visit the Charging Surfaces website.